Grant is my source for some good material.
Sometimes I need my camera.
Sometimes I have it, sometimes I don’t.
Sometimes I have him repeat what he said if I missed filming it the first time.
Setting: Last night, finishing up dinner.
Grant is talking about something we don’t understand. He says he wants to “go to Soak City and get a paper boat that is for little boys.” (We differentiate between Big Boys and Little Boys when explaining why he doesn’t get to do something his 3 big brothers can do…)
I am thrown by the reference to a paper boat. What???
He is frustrated by our lack of understanding. He repeats himself, then adds that he will wait until it’s dark and “go under the bar” and get in and get a paper boat. We figure that under the bar is referring to the turnstile you go through to get into the park.
We finally realize that the paper boat he is talking about is one of the plastic inner tubes that you float on when in the lazy river that runs through most water parks.
We explain that you can’t go in after hours and take things… that is stealing.
He changes his plan. He will go into the park and don a ghost outfit and scare everyone away and then ride in the river alone. Not stealing, true. Interesting how his little mind works.
I figure the next time he is hatching some iffy plan, all we need to do is distract him with some food….